Cristina Herencia is a Peruvian social psychologist and activist who works in interdisciplinary social sciences, specializing in issues of gender and identity among Andean indigenous peoples and the effect of globalization on native peoples and cultures. Sponsored by the United Tribal Nations of North America, Herencia has been an observer at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues yearly since 2004 -- most recently in May 2013 -- and has participated in numerous caucuses, including World Indigenous Women, Latin American Indigenous Peoples, educational policies, and resource management. At this year's meeting she participated in planning for a World Conference on Indigenous Peoples to be held in New York in 2014.
Cristina Herencia has a doctorate from the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is an adjunct professor at Austin Community College and has taught at Universidad Particular Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru, and at the Universidad Nacional Mayor De San Marcos de Lima. She has also served as a consultant with UNICEF, UNESCO, Swiss Technical Cooperation with Peru, the UN World Labor Organization, and the World Bank.
Cristina Herencia was previously our guest on Rag Radio on June 29, 2012 (http://archive.org/details/RagRadio2012-06-29-CristinaHerencia).
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